What you need to know
- The smartphone market in China is rebounding.
- Apple reportedly sold around 6 million units in January.
A new report says the iPhone 12 sold around 6 million units in China in January as the market there looks to rebound.
The report specifically notes that whilst Chinese brands accounted for 84% of the market share, "sales of Apple's iPhone 12 lineup were also brisk, reaching about 5.8-6 million units in January."
Astonishingly, the ratio of 5G phones sold in China is purportedly expected to reach 80% in the second half of 2021. Whilst Apple will undoubtedly benefit from this demand, the drive will mostly be driven by the availability of sub-$200 models.
Recent research suggests Apple could increase its iPhone sales by 50% YoY in the first quarter of 2021. From that report:
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